This year, I used a familiar template but changed it up a bit. This cottage was based on my thatched roof watermill. I love doing thatch because it actually takes less time than shingles. Shredded Wheat cereal works really well once cut in half and then pulled into smaller bits.
Ice cream cone trees are always a nice touch. I don’t use them as often as they do take a lot more time to create than the crispy rice cereal bushes.